Kenya’s prolific wildlife is unparalled anywhere else in the world. This is a land where the world’s remaining population of big cats, big mammals and plains game still roam free in their natural habitats. Besides being the home of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo), Kenya accommodates industrious dung beetles, brilliant-coloured butterflies, rare chameleons, birds to the breath taking fauna and flora that surrounds the same.
The country’s terrain ranges from rugged snow capped peaks of Mt. Kenya, the Highlands, the Savannah, the Great Rift Valley and its lakes as well as the simmering sands of the Coast. Each of these regions is home to different types of wildlife that are unique to each area.
Kenya has a total of over 50 National Parks and Reserves, including Marine Parks. These are supplemented by private sanctuaries and game ranches which form about 10 per cent of Kenya’s surface area. The most popular Parks & Reserves are Maasai Mara, Samburu, Tsavo, Amboseli, and Lake Nakuru.
The Great Wildebeest Migration, considered to be one of the world’s most impressive natural spectacles, takes place between the Maasai Mara on one side and the Serengeti in Tanzania on the other.